Ignorance is all over the world as addressed in Robert Procter’s, “Agnotology.” Ignorance provides a basis for Trevor Noah’s, “Go Hitler!”. These readings are comparable in ways of the rhetorical elements of palilogy, logos and the use of narratives that speak to each validity of the readings. Noah uses effectual validity in “Go Hitler!” to support his claim of every culture teaching differently regarding historical events, yet Proctor uses factual validity in “Agnotology” to support his claim of people knowing an insufficient about ignorance. In both “Agnotology” and “Go Hitler!” people choose to ignore the truth and choose ignorance instead, and the implication this claim makes is that life is a never-ending series of ignoring the truth.
Books seem to have been made for nailing new perspectives of life into the reader's head, and I am sure that I've been a recipient. As social beings, we can often be swayed by the opinions of others, and it's no different when the proclamation is printed on paper. An especially insightful piece of literature that has affected me strongly is Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Almost nothing is as thought-provoking as a book in which the plot seems likely to happen to today’s society. Bradbury's style has made me feel as if a terrible future will be inevitable if the world continues on its present path.
He buys everything he can to make the past become a reality now but even with all of his money he can’t buy the one thing he truly needs to complete the past that he once had. Gatsby in the novel says, “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” (Gatsby Ch. 6). This is what allows readers to know that Gatsby from the begging of the novel has been trying to do everything he can to repeat the past that he once had with Daisy.
When Tolkien, against all the expectations, managed to start doing so, he realized that he was being swallowed by this “reality” and that he could not go back easily, which led him to ascribe similar fate to his protagonist, the hobbit. Bilbo eventually overcomes all the obstructions and gets back home, where he can live the most ordinary life which had never satisfied him before. It is likely to assume, looking from our perspective, that it displays Tolkien’s hope. Writers really can get the feeling that
We recently wrapped up reading Ray Bradbury 's novel Fahrenheit 451, and looking back I can honestly say that although we are now done with the book, it is no way done with me. The topics and warnings discussed in this book are innumerable - it holds messages involving speed, technology, materialism, truth, knowledge, the importance of people, of literature, and how we can be surrounded by people and still be isolated. All of these are valuable things to reflect on, and if you are curious I highly recommend that you read the novel for yourself. It is a challenging and interesting read. However, what I will discuss today is a topic that I created a meme on a few weeks back.
Are we able to control our destiny or the outside forces? There are very good arguments about that but at the end of the day, I feel like we don’t control what happens to use in the future. Especially after I read the book, “A Lesson Before Dying”. Jefferson, the main character, was executed for something he didn't even do. He had a future and it was all gone due to what he couldn't control.
In my own opinion, Homeboy is an exceptional narrative, in which Malcolm X expresses his struggle of “self-degradation” (McQuade 181). Although I was not interested in an essay about a man’s hairstyle, I quickly learn that this essay is about much more. Elements throughout this essay enticed me to continue reading and enjoy the substance of what I was reading. The relatable aspect of changing to fit in, exceptional characters, content that makes me think are a hand full of reason I liked this essay. Plus, Malcolm’s good writing and description made the essay not only enjoyable to read but also an educational read.
He explains his theory on how humans become inhuman and this quote could easily convince another person to become more active to make a difference. The obvious activist voice in these paragraphs show how much Elie wanted to change how people ignored others. Elie Wiesel wrote these passages to explain his point about not being indifferent, because to him, nothing could stifle progress as much as not
In an argument essay from Johnson- Sheehan, he counterfeits the disadvantage about metaphor in science. “We cannot make up our minds about how ‘normal’ metaphors work or how they are used, then how are we to resolve these issues with scientific metaphors?” (John-Sheehan, 177). There is limitation to our imagination and it leads to conflict with the cultural views. Metaphor is used as a sophisticate way of sarcasm and as a beautiful lie. Most of Darwin’s ideas are based on metaphor, he reasons by analogy, but at the same time there are some problem of doing so, and the major difficult in Darwin’s text is how to make sense of the process that he described.
It’s been said to never judge a book by its cover, for the first impression does not show all the layers of the story. This is especially true for character Koyla in David Benioff’s novel, City of Thieves. On the surface, Koyla appears to be a fearless, comedic, womanizer who is careless and on the verge of being annoying. This becomes a conflict for readers who want to see a character with humanity in a stressful time during WWII. However, Koyla becomes a central figure in helping Lev come to age and venture outside of his boundaries, later becoming his best friend.
I hate writing because I lose my strain of thought when it comes to writing a paper. I start off well with the introduction then by the third paragraph my mind is blank. Funny thing is I have a lot of ideas that I could type but just can’t express them when it’s time to write.
It was not until a friend pointed out to him, “that I was not content with being in the right when discussing any point, but was overbearing, and rather insolent, of which he convinced me by mentioning several instances” (Franklin), that Franklin realized that his ego was a problem and vowed to cure himself of this vice. Unfortunately, it seems this was one of the vices he was never able to overcome. He was boastful throughout his autobiography speaking highly of his accomplishments, in one instance as he was speaking of his annual Poor Richards Alamack, he said he considered it “a proper vehicle for conveying instruction among the common people” (Franklin). In reading this section of the autobiography, you clearly see that Franklin no longer considered himself a common person but someone of higher degree. Ego is truly the downfall of so many people these days and the one vice that most people never overcome.
The essay “ Waste Not, Want Not” by Bill McKibben was very informative and motivational. It makes you think how many of the things that we are used to are causing harm to our environment. I will definitely be making changes in my lifestyle and motiving the people around me so that we will one day be able to notice